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NASA's Messenger spacecraft is closing on Mercury for a second fly-by, during which it will snap 1,200 images of the planet's remaining unseen surface. Artist's impression of Messenger at Mercury. Image: NASA/APL Back in January, Messenger's initial visit returned some nice photos of roughly 20 per cent of Mercury's hitherto …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does this mean we're going to get Google Mercury?

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Mercury? Pfffft

    It's simply OVERRUN on Mercury. *We're* going through the ice plumes of Enceladus again this year -- next week, actually.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    They should have called it Freddie.

  4. Anonymous Coward


    ...Freddie gay, and not bi?

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